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JONESPORT – Calvert Noel Carver, 78, died peacefully Wednesday, April 29, 2009, surrounded by his loving family, in Machias. He was born Sept. 20, 1930, on Beals Island, son of the late Joel Nelson Carver and Hildredth Myrtle (Alley) Young. Mr. Carver attended and graduated from Winter Harbor High School in 1949. Calvert enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving his country honorably during the Korean War. Upon his honorable discharge, he moved back to Jonesport where he became a lobsterman. He made a living on the ocean working all aspects of the sea with his ultimate love being lobstering. Cal was a member of Downeast Lobstermen’s Association, former member of Maine Lobster Association, a former board member of Jonesport Historical Society, a member of American Legion and Jonesport School Board, and a former member of the planning board. He was also known as “Coach Carver” for coaching the grammar school basketball team. He shared 52 years of marriage with Rosalie (Palmer) Blackwood Carver of Jonesport. In addition to his wife, family members include four sons, Bill Blackwood and his wife, Jane, Randy Blackwood and his wife, Dot, Ronnie Carver and his wife, Lisa, and Stevie Carver and his wife, Sonya; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; four siblings, Raymond, Jimmy, Myrtle and Martha; a stepsister, Lee; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers, Donnie and Lyle. He was also predeceased by many close friends and neighbors. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, May 4, at Greenwood Cemetery, Jonesport, with Cal’s niece, Phyllis Merritt, officiating. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086-0240 or to the church of one’s choice. A service of Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Machias. For online condolences, please visit our Web site at www.bragdonkelley.com.

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